Global Patent Index - EP 1173096 A1

EP 1173096 A1 20020123 - ULTRASOUND DETECTABLE INSTRUMENT

Title (en)

ULTRASOUND DETECTABLE INSTRUMENT

Title (de)

MITTELS ULTRASCHALL DETEKTIERBARES INSTRUMENT

Title (fr)

INSTRUMENT DETECTABLE PAR ULTRASONS

Publication

EP 1173096 A1 20020123 (EN)

Application

EP 00927402 A 20000417

Priority

  • GB 0001451 W 20000417
  • GB 9909801 A 19990428

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0066004A1] An ultrasound detectable instrument (10) includes bubble generating means comprising two elements (32a, 32b) which, upon contact with each other in the presence of a fluid, react with each other to produce gas bubbles which may be detected by sonic imaging equipment. The two elements comprise first and second radially displaced layers of said elements within a fluid permeable carrier material.

IPC 1-7

A61B 8/08; A61K 49/00

IPC 8 full level

A61B 8/00 (2006.01); A61B 8/08 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A61B 8/0833 (2013.01); A61B 8/0841 (2013.01); A61B 8/481 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0066004A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0066004 A1 20001109; AT 274327 T 20040915; AU 4580900 A 20001117; DE 60013268 D1 20040930; DE 60013268 T2 20050908; EP 1173096 A1 20020123; EP 1173096 B1 20040825; GB 9909801 D0 19990623; JP 2002542871 A 20021217; US 2002177776 A1 20021128; US 2004138566 A1 20040715; US 7235052 B2 20070626

DOCDB simple family (application)

GB 0001451 W 20000417; AT 00927402 T 20000417; AU 4580900 A 20000417; DE 60013268 T 20000417; EP 00927402 A 20000417; GB 9909801 A 19990428; JP 2000614892 A 20000417; US 69082803 A 20031023; US 98414701 A 20011029